Thursday, May 05, 2005

today was a very good day

so today was a very good day indeed.

I have finished half my exams. i think i may have failed one of them but have been very zen about all of it. have been hearing elsewhere that it was amazingly difficult and the exam is graded on a curve so there may be hope for me afterall. But you know what? I’m at one of the best lawschools in the country. my grades don’t matter. at least not all that much.

I met a lovely new friend at starbucks today. I asked this girl if I could sit for a while at an extra chair at her table, she said sure. some women next to us were talking about preschools in the hamptons. They all had 3 carat rocks on their fingers. What got both of us was when one woman pulled a hermes scarf out of her bag and said she had picked it up but wasn’t sure if she liked it but would probably keep it anyways. Wha?? $320 scarf? So the rich women left and we started chatting. We couldn’t stop. She’s awesome, just moved here, and I’m taking her under my cosmopolitan wing. Yay for new friends in unexpected places. Though, to be fair, stuff like that happens to me all the time. I’m approachable and easy to talk to. i’m a stranger magnet. oh yeah, i also have, "for a good time, call jasmine" tatooed on my forehead.

It is cinco de mayo and since I’m a latinophile I spoke Spanish (not well) to anyone who would listen. Luckily it was my friend jenn’s birthday so I had the opportunity to sing to her: “feliz cumpleanos a ti!!!!!”

Celebrity sightings: Christian slater, Dianne sawyer, Regis philbin, and I was walking at the grocery store behind this slow short lady with a bowl cut of shaggy black hair and am thinking to myself, “come on lady!” when the lady turned around and it was tony danza. Hmmm. Oops.

BUT all this, my dears, does not a good day make. I got asked out TWICE today. First at starbucks and then just walking down the street. I’m terminally single, but that’s not to say I don’t get my fair share of attention. i think I’m a fairly pretty girl, but only when I put some effort into it. Today I was wearing ripped jeans (which my mother’s guess-model neighbor girl swears is coming back big…so don’t toss those things) and a vintage t-shirt I had cut up to make cool looking (keep your eye out on a clothing line by yours truly. It’s not even in the works but I make a lot of my own stuff and think I could make some cold hard cash off of some I mean, fashionistas...with it) but not showing ANY cleavage. I was wearing no make up. So what gives? The piece de resistance? Pigtails. I was wearing pigtails today. What the hell is it with guys and those things?! I mean, honestly...

tomorrow is the billion dollar babes sale. a highlight of my year. will report i make it back alive.

post script: i got an e-mail from joshua bell's assistant telling me she got the e-mail and that he reads all his e-mail at some point. Bah. it was worth a shot i guess.

22 people who played with me:

Blogger quycksilver said...

You go girl!
love the tony danza story . . .
and I know exactly what you mean about getting asking out when wearing "laundry day" clothes, no make-up, hair in pony-tail. My theory is that it's because there is something attractive about a certain lack-of-effort. Not everyone can pull it off, and not everyone goes for it, but every once in a while (or, more often in youur case, it seems) it works.

Congrats on making it halfway through the exams!

5/06/2005 2:08 AM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Oh my God! Can we trade lives for a day!? If even one of those things happened to me I'd be raving about it! Funny how some days just fall together like that. I love the Tony Danza sighting. All I ever get to see are people like John Schneider (John who? - Dukes of Hazzard) and Carmen Electra (puh-leeze, she should ask ME for an autograph, darling).

Fun post today, jasmine!

5/06/2005 4:07 AM  
Blogger omar said...

I agree with quycksilver. There is something attractive about the no-effort look. My wife always used to think I was joking when I said I liked her morning look.

5/06/2005 8:10 AM  
Blogger 1 said...

I always thought that Tony D. looks like a woman.

Men always go for the "girl next door" look. I always get asked out when I think I look like shit. Go figure.

5/06/2005 8:24 AM  
Blogger mrsmogul said...

That's cool you got an email from JB's people. CHristian S used to rent an apt near me so I saw him at my local Starbucks all the time. I've been to Regis's morning show. I wish I was home!!!

5/06/2005 10:52 AM  
Blogger Hermes said...

I spotted Tony Danza at a rave once. Before you jest, I was 17. Tony was rolling like a motherfucker and dancing with glowsticks..Angela was nowehere in sight.

True story.

5/06/2005 10:59 AM  
Anonymous sitmaeror said...

Las coletas son lo mejor del mundo (pigtails)...y suelen poner mucho a cualquier chico...a mi incluído :)

5/06/2005 11:17 AM  
Blogger Digitalicat said...

Your celebrity sightings are so much cooler than mine. I saw Bill Murray once.

I'm out... that's all I've got.

And those pigtails are so naughty. Very schoolgirl.

5/06/2005 11:26 AM  
Blogger Annalisa said...

Wow. I find it amazing that you are so open with people you are just meeting. I have a hard time meeting people, I get all clammed up. Asking someone to sit at their table?!?! I don't know if I could do that. It doesn't sound like that big of a deal, but I would get all stressed about.

5/06/2005 12:12 PM  
Blogger Annalisa said...

And getting hit on twice? When it comes to boy I revert back to Jr. High. I get all weird, and embarrassed, make an ass of myself, turn red and fumble over my tongue. I need to get out more it sounds like. Can I come hang out with you? You will socialize me.

5/06/2005 12:15 PM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

having been forced to wear my hair in pigtails or ponytails every day of my natural life until age 10, it comforts me to hear they've brought good attention to anyone when worn by choice.

good luck on the rest of your exams!

5/06/2005 1:15 PM  
Blogger Brother Kojak said...

Tony Danza....that was great. You GOTS to be lying.

5/06/2005 1:23 PM  
Blogger Gloria Glo said...

Still jealous over the celeb sightings...

Pigtails remind guys of innocence and porn - two things the REALLY wish came in the same package. So, when you combined pigtails, morning look, and ripped t-shirt, you were guaranteed a good day. ;)

5/06/2005 6:20 PM  
Blogger jazz said...

annalisa, come on over! its a party over here!

kojak, girl scout's honor. it almost burst out laughing right then and there but had to hold it in until he was out of earshot. he must be 5'4" or less. so teeny.

5/06/2005 11:13 PM  
Blogger ChickyBabe said...

Wow! You sound like a but of a celebrity yourself. Is this your normal day to day life in NY? Lucky girl...

5/07/2005 2:54 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

Nice NZ accent, CB! ;)

Frankly, I can't believe the kinds of soirees you get into, and the kinds of people you're bumping into!

Our country feels so tame.

and twice in a day? Boy, that's gotta be an ego boost! That is, if you appreciate the people giving you the attention...

5/07/2005 6:30 AM  
Blogger The Bag Lady said...

Sigh- reminds me of my life in NY- all those months ago!!!

Good thing I've decided to move back next month- YAY!!!!

Well done for getting this far thru the exams- good luck with the rest.

Still waiting for the 'fleet week' post though!

5/07/2005 5:15 PM  
Blogger Former Intern Andy said...

So, jeans with holes are coming back. Thank god, I saved them all. I have one pair with two large holes right in the butt. They draw a lot of attention, BUTT (get it? the spelling is altered to run with the joke...) they're surprisingly liberating.

I think I'm done here.

5/07/2005 5:36 PM  
Blogger jazz said...

bag lady: let me know when you get here. we'll have a drink.

fleet week story will be up next weekend. am giddy that it's so close....

5/07/2005 10:32 PM  
Blogger The Bag Lady said...

Jasmine, always intended to go back to NY- was trying to sort stuff out in london. Have concluded its definitely not for me!

Awaiting fleet week story with baited breath!

5/08/2005 6:31 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

Way cool to just meet a new friend out of the blue like that. And soo funny about Tony Danza!

5/09/2005 3:21 PM  
Blogger J said...

Congrats on being half done (or over half done now) with exams! Keep plugging and chugging and you'll get where to the end.

Kudos to you for having the fastest response to a blog ever. I posted last night and you responded within 5 MINUTES! I'd give you an online gift certificate if I knew what you liked...

What were you doing up so late on a Sunday night (it was 1 or 2 am your time...)

I am one of those guys who finds a lack of effort VERY sexy, especially in a world of painted faces. There's something innocent about looking like YOURSELF! And (thinking like a guy here) if you look that HOT without putting any effort into it, then you'd look equally hot waking up in my arms after a long night of nookie.

I were we talking about? Now I'm all flustered...

5/09/2005 7:30 PM  

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